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Early Health Technology Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Christopher Painter, Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, Hannah Clapham and Kalipso Chalkidou
Category : Others

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it has become increasingly accepted that day-to-day life will not return to anything close to normality until a vaccine or effective treatment is available and widely accessible.1 There are numerous vaccine candidates in development, though it is expected that an effective vaccine will not be available before the […]

HITAP @ PMAC 2020 and UHC Forum 2020

By Chris Painter and Aparna Ananthakrishnan
Category : Others

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020 took place in Bangkok between January 28th and February 2nd. This year PMAC was combined with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum, and the theme for the conference was Accelerating Progress towards UHC. Every year the conference attracts an array of high-profile speakers and attendees and this year […]

When is a SEED Good for Health and Money at the National Level?

By Peeraphol Kanjanakan
Category : Hot Topics

Investment is the seed of economic progress. Wherever it is planted in an appropriate way, it grows and gives us incalculable benefits. Health intervention and technology are the same for national health improvement. They promote citizen’s quality of life and longevity. But how do we know which medical alternatives should be invested in for the […]

Guest Blog: Reflections on PMAC 2020 from a Canadian Student Perspective

By Stephen Mac, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Category : Others

On January 28, 2020, PMAC 2020: Accelerating the Progress Towards UHC officially started with side meetings, with one of the very first ones hosted by Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), titled “Attain & Sustain Health Gains: Incorporating Value-For-Money in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Dialogue”. This session explored the use of health technology […]

Participation at the HTA Workshop in Manila, Philippines (7-9, Jan 2020)

By Thiane Diaw Gueye from the Ministry of Health and Social Action, Tiguidanke Gassama Deme and Babacar Sow from the National Agency of Universal Healthcare Coverage (ANACMU)
Category : Others

IMPRESSIONS We are very honored to have participated in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) training and symposium. We have seen interesting presentations ranging from economic valuation methods to the introduction of HTA in countries like Japan, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines and Singapore. Through the shared modules, we realize that economic evaluation in health is […]

Vaccinology for Clinical and Public Health Practice: Policy Symposium and Workshop: From participant’s perspective

By Dr. Phetsavanh Chanthavilay and Mr. Nantasit Luangasanatip
Category : Others

This blog has been jointly written by Dr. Phetsavanh Chanthavilay from the Institute of Research and Education Development, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR, and Mr. Nantasit Luangasanatip from the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand. Their participation in this event was supported by the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) grant to the Health Intervention […]


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